Re: [fukuoka_farming] A question on pests.
- Thankyou Chris much appreciated. What about mealy bugs? Any idea about where they come from and how to control them? I have even used rubbing alchohol to control them when It got too much. Just physically rub branches and leaves and hope they dissapear.
Chris Sawyer <css@...> wrote:
"Robin Fern�ndez-Medina" wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I would like to hear of how everyone combats pests on crops and other vegetables organically. I am also interested in learning more about plants guilds and any good example you can have if you worked with these. Look forward to hearing from you.
> Malaga, Spain
That answer would take a book. Generally we use beneficial insects. Let the pest be and sooner than later it will attract the necessary predator. Those that don't require either a Bt treatment or the release of the correct insects needed to combat
the unbalanced state. Sometimes too much nitrogen will make a plant weak and prone to attack even though it looks like a really healthy plant. Trap cropping works wonders and some insects as Jap beetles can be trapped and disposed of.
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